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Northern Ontario Road Trip

In spring 2018 Chris and I bought a RV and we could not have been more excited! I grew up camping and RVing and was so excited to share this with Chris. We love travelling and this gave us the opportunity to stretch even further than our day and weekend trips to now month long trips and hopefully one day even further! Chris had never ventured to Northern Ontario before so we figured why not go on a Northern Ontario road trip?!

Our Road Trip Route Through Northern Ontario

We took three weeks and left our home in Newmarket and slowly made our way towards Thunder Bay and got the chance to stop at some of the most breath taking sights that you would not believe are located in Northern Ontario.

Here was our basic itinerary: Newmarket – Manitoulin Island – Lake Superior Provincial Park – Pukaskwa National Park – Wawa – Thunder Bay – Quetico Provincial Park – Pukaskwa National Park – Lake Superior Provincial Park – Chutes Provincial Park – Home.

Visiting Northern Ontario

Northern Ontario is a seriously underrated place. So many people that live in the province and come to visit the province alike don’t think to visit the vast, wilderness portion of Ontario. Filled with so much raw beauty, wildlife and incredibly different landscapes than what you can find in Southern Ontario. From the largest freshwater island in the world, cliffs of the Canadian shield covered in pictographs from hundreds of years ago, one of the most photograph landscapes in Canada – a large Canada goose, to canoeing at a world famous destination for backcountry canoeing with over 2,000 lakes and 460,000 hectares of remote wilderness there is so much to see you could spend months and never see everything.

Here is my top 12 places to see while visiting on your Northern Ontario Road Trip:

  1. The Big Nickel – Sudbury
  2. Killarney Provincial Park
  3. Pancake Bay Provincial Park
  4. Pukaskwa National Park
  5. The Giant Canada Goose in Wawa
  6. Bathtub Island in Lake Superior Provincial Park
  7. Agawa Rock Pictographs
  8. Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park
  9. Sleeping Giant – Thunder Bay
  10. Mount McKay – Thunder Bay
  11. Go canoeing in Quetico Provincial Park
  12. Chutes Provincial Park

If you have not explored northern Ontario I cannot recommend it enough! It is one of the best places to get away and truly experience nature at its best. If you love adventure, wilderness and raw beauty then Northern Ontario is the perfect place to head to. There are so many incredible spots to visit and would be the perfect place for an intimate wedding or elopement. If you would love to explore the idea of getting married in Northern Ontario do not hesitate to reach out!

Here are some images from our road trip through Northern Ontario!

Make sure to check out this incredible Northern Ontario wedding in Sudbury at Science North.

Nicole Alex Photography is a travelling Elopement and Small Wedding Photographer based in Ontario that loves adventuring with experience driven couples across Canada including British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland and PEI. Learn more about Nicole Alex Photography and the elopement and wedding prices.

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